Tag Archives: inflammation

New inflammation inhibitor discovered

Crystal structure of the protein OGG1 bound to a key inhibitor. Illustration: Geoffrey Masuyer “We’ve developed a new drug molecule that inhibits inflammation,” says Professor Thomas Helleday, at the Department of Oncology-Pathology, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, who led the study. The enzyme OGG1 triggers inflammation It was when developing a new molecule for inhibiting the enzyme… Read More »

Long noncoding RNA identified as a key regulator of inflammation

Scientists have identified an RNA molecule with broad powers to regulate the body’s inflammatory response to infection and injury. Called lincRNA-Cox2, it belongs to a recently discovered, highly abundant class of RNAs whose functions are only beginning to be understood. The sequencing of the human genome revealed that only a small fraction of the DNA… Read More »